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Phyllis Maza Parker

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Phyllis Maza Parker is a shareholder at Berger & Montague. She concentrates her practice primarily on complex securities class action litigation, representing both individual and institutional investors.  Her practice also includes commercial litigation.

Ms. Parker served on the team as co-lead counsel for the Class in In re Xcel Energy, Inc. Securities Litigation (D. Minn.). The case, which settled for $80 million, was listed among the 100 largest securities class action settlements in the United States since the enactment of the 1933-1934 Securities Acts. Among other cases, she has also served as co-lead counsel in In re Reliance Group Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation ($15 million settlement); In re The Loewen Group, Inc. Securities Litigation ($6 million settlement); as lead counsel in In re Veeco Instruments Inc. Securities Litigation ($5.5 million settlement on the eve of trial); as co-lead counsel in In re Nuvelo, Inc. Securities Litigation ($8.9 million settlement); and, most recently, as co-lead counsel in Coady v. Perry, et al. (IndyMac Bancorp, Inc.) ($6.5 million settlement).

While studying for her J.D. at Temple, Ms. Parker was a member of the Temple Law Review. She published a Note on the subject of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in the Temple Law Review, Vol. 67, No. 4, 1994, which has been cited by a court and in a law review article. After her first year of law school, Ms. Parker interned with the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Ms. Parker is fluent in Hebrew and French.

Prominent Judgments & Settlements

  • In re Xcel Energy, Inc. Securities Litigation (D. Minn.) ($80 million settlement;
  • In re Reliance Group Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) ($15 million settlement);
  • In re The Loewen Group, Inc. Securities Litigation (E.D. Pa.) ($6 million settlement);
  • In re Veeco Instruments Inc. Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) ($5.5 million settlement);
  • In re Nuvelo, Inc. Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.) ($8.9 million settlement);
  • Coady v. Perry, et al. (IndyMac Bancorp, Inc.) (C.D. Cal.) ($6.5 million settlement).